Then came the presentation of several academic awards to CHS seniors. First, Ella Anderson took home the Jill Award for having made the school “a happier place.” Next, Elizabeth Shaieb received the Community Resource Award, which honors the student who best utilized CHS’ unique program. Finally, Moro Ono earned the Nathan Lyndell Hall Memorial Scholarship in honor of a CHS graduate who passed away in a swimming accident shortly after his graduation in 2000.
Later in the evening, Tuzinsky announced three more awards. Tai Tworek won the Judith DeWoskin Writing Award; Charles Soloman accepted the Deal Al Gallup Scholarship for his service to CHS; and Mori Ono took home his second award of the night with the Bruce Bartman Memorial Scholarship, recognizing him as the student who best exemplifies CHS. The most prestigious scholarship at CHS, it honors a member of CHS’s first graduating class who died in a rock-climbing accident just after his senior year.